On the heels of the certification of Epic Aircraft’s E1000 GX, the Bend, Oregon-based company announced that it is expanding its service center network, adding Broadie’s Aircraft—an FAA Part 145 repair station—as a partner to provide maintenance services for the single engine turboprop. Based at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW), a Class D airport in the Fort Worth, Texas metropolitan area, Broadie’s Aircraft was founded in 1946 and has been in continuous operation longer than any other maintenance facility in Fort Worth.
“As Broadie’s Aircraft celebrates its 75th anniversary, we are extremely pleased to be aligned with Epic Aircraft as their authorized service center,” said Broadie’s Aircraft’s general manager, Kurt Cessac. Broadie’s will provide inspection, maintenance and repair services for Epic’s full fleet of airplanes: the E1000, E1000 GX and the experimental Epic LT.
“We’ve known the team at Broadie’s Aircraft for quite a few years and their reputation for putting the customer first is well deserved,” said Doug King, Epic Aircraft’s CEO. “Their highly skilled and experienced staff, combined with their reputation for integrity and excellence, make them an ideal partner to support our customers.”
In addition to the Fort Worth service center, Epic Aircraft has partnered with Lone Mountain Aviation in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Premier Aircraft in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for maintenance services. Epic is in the process of signing up additional facilities to provide a nationwide network of dedicated service centers for its customers.
Epic achieved initial FAA certification for its E1000 in November of 2018. The turboprop boasts cruise speeds of 333 knots, a service ceiling of 34,000 feet and climb capabilities up to 4,000 fpm. The recently certified GX version features the Garmin GFC 700 integrated autopilot and Hartzell’s 5-blade composite propeller.